Lives in Little Falls, New Jersey
Since Jan 2009
25-34 year old female
Parks, Hiking Trails
Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water
This beach is rated as one of the best in the world. As soon as you see it, you will absolutely know why. It looks like a post card. Clear water, soft sand, less touristy, great view and you can also snorkel here if you swim a bit out (although not known for snorkeling). There is also a place where you can rent kayaks and paddle out to the twin islands.
This beach is situated in a residential area so make sure you're not blocking any driveways or property when you park. It is truly worth it to visit as its almost like your own private beach. Its so beautiful.
If you eat nothing else ever again, you must eat Macky's Shrimp Truck. Its a small food truck, only takes cash and its in the parking lot of a 711. It. Is. So. GOOD. I still dream about it. Get the garlic shrimp.
This is no frills dining. You go to a window, order and take your food to go. This place sells Hawaiian style hot dogs that are SO GOOD. . DO NOT LEAVE WITHOUT GETTING ONE (or 4) OF THESE.
This great little spot is farm to table! Everything that they serve is locally sourced from the community. Not only is that awesome, but its delicious too!
Don't let this small breakfast spot go unnoticed just because its in a strip mall. The food is yummy and makes a great morning treat.
This is one that will be crowded, but you must go and see all of the pastries! The malasadas are great! I have no idea how malasadas got to Hawaii, but they're so good.
This was the first hike I did in Hawaii and its still my favorite. It isn't the longest but the view is SO INCREDIBLE. There is not much parking for this one, but if you park on one of the residential blocks around it, you should be fine. After a small scramble on a dusty path you'll find yourself on a ridge making your way to the first of two WWII Pillboxes. Even if you're not a history buff you'll appreciate checking out these pillboxes where soldiers hung out to watch for enemies in the water. You have an amazing view of the east coast of the island from the top of these pillboxes. I heard that this is a great place to watch the sunrise from.
You will see the famous lighthouse that is in 50 First Dates on this short hike and then continue on to the top where you have an amazing view of coast and water. Along the way you'll see some WWII pillboxes and a memorial for those who lost their lives during a plane crash. Its a concrete trail that's straight up hill but not difficult to accomplish or navigate at all. You won't catch a breeze until you round the corner of the mountain so make sure to have some water with you on those steamy days.
The North Side of the island is known for surfing as this is where the biggest waves are found! If you visit during the winter time, you may be able to catch a surfing competition or two. Compared to the east and west sides of the island, I found that this area was filled with tourists and traffic, but you still need to go!! Just take your patience with you :)
I'll be transparent in telling you that this is a tourist trap, but I'm including it as I feel like its a rite of passage to the north side of the island. The line is super long, and the people that work there are rude, but you have to have this really sweet treat!
A great old-school place to go after being at Lanakai beach all day for traditional American steakhouse fare. This place has tons of character and history on the island.
A must for snorklers! You are guaranteed to see ocean life here!